Welcome to Cancer Surgery Associates

Our goal is to properly evaluate our patients for the best possible surgical care and techniques while navigating you towards treatment options and breakthroughs that will improve survival.


The Cancer Care You Deserve.



Meet Our Doctor

dr.donaldDonald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S. is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of surgery) and Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and is a board certified surgical oncologist whose major interests are melanoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, sarcomas and micromatasteses.

  • Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center
  • Chief of Surgical Oncology Hackensack Medical Center
  • Acting Co-Chairman Dept. of Surgery at Hackensack Medical  Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery UMDNJ
  • Trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering  Cancer Center
  • Member of American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Nobility in Science Award, National Pancreas Foundation 2016
  • Top Physicians New York Magazine 2013
  • Castle Connolly Top Directors New York  Metro Area 15th Edition 2012
  • America’s Top Surgeon Award 2013
  • Inside NJ’s Top Doctors Award 2013
  • Top Bergen Doctors 2013, 201 Magazine
  • Top Doctor for Women’s Health 2013 – Inside Jersey & Castle Connolly
  • NJ Monthly’s  Top Doctors Award 2010
  • America’s Top Oncologists – Surgical Oncologist 2010
  • Nurse’s Choice – Top Doctors, NJ State Nurses Association  2010
  • America’s  Top Physician 2007 award

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM



Liver tumors

Liver Tumors

Our current volume of liver surgery is 110 procedures per year(2005) with 58 segmental and loary resections and 52 ablations.

Breast tumors

Breast Tumors

Insertion of new Mam mosite device for early stage breast cancer patients.


The incidence of cutaneous melanoma has increased over the last 25 years but may now be stabilizing.

Upper Gi Tract

Upper GI Tract

In the U.S there are approximately 21,7000 new cases of gastric cancer diagnosed each year and 12,800 deaths due to this disease are expected.



We have had extensive experience in the retroperitoneal and extremity sarcomas.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

In order to meet the demand for new,less invasive surgery,I am pleased to announce that I am now able to offer robotic-assisted surgery for Gi malignancies.

Colorectal Tumors

Colorectal Tumors

Both open and robotic colon resetions are performed on patiens with colorectal cancer.

Pancreatic Tumors

Pancreatic Tumors

Small tumors of the ampulla are removed via a transduodenal approach while tumors of the head of the panceeas are resected using the Whipple procedure.



  • I just wanted to thankyou so much for your care and compassion, especially with this last little episode with me… I thank you again for your skill, patience and concern. Having the BEST doctors supporting me has made these past 3 ½ years much easier to handle. Much Gratitude
    Barbara L [8/5/2014]
  • Dear Dr. McCain + Staff,
    There are no words to express my gratitude. Thank you for saving my husband’s life. I promise we will never forget this and we’ll pay I forward as best as we can! God Bless You!
    Lori K [6/2012]
  • …the most wonderful surgeon with the best bedside manners and the greatest office staff around.
    My Sincere Thanks
    Dolores C
  • Dear Dr. McCain,
    Thank you so much for seeing me so quickly. Your office staff is wonderful. They took the extra steps to make sure my tests were done immediately. When a patient has a problem there is nothing nicer than people who really take the time to care. Thanks to you…
    Kathleen D

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